LEONARDO DA VINCI. LA SCIENZA PRIMA DELLA SCIENZA
Fino al 30 giugno
Scuderie del Quirinale – Via XXIV Maggio, 16. Full fare € 15.00, reduced € 6.50
Tel. 02 92897722 | www.scuderiequirinale.it
On the occasion of the celebrations for the quincentenary of the death of the Tuscan Master, Scuderie del Quirinale, together with the National Museum of Science and Technology “Leonardo da Vinci”, and the Veneranda Biblioteca Ambrosiana in Milan, disclose to the public a cognitive journey to discover Leonardo’s genius, as reconstructed within the frame of the dense network of cultural relationships and the dynamic artistic context characterizing the period between the 1400s and the 1500s in Italy. The exhibition explores Da Vinci’s work by the means of precious drawings and original artifacts, historical models and manuscripts, including the precious treatise by Francesco di Giorgio, the sole book reporting the master’s handwritten notes.
The exhibition traces the Leonardo’s activity under the technological and scientific point of view, tracing the cultural connections with his contemporary fellows. Over 200 works accompany the public on a journey exploring the major topics at the center of the Renaissance debate, such as the use of the sign and perspective as tools of knowledge and representation, the art of war between tradition and innovation , the longing of fantastic machines like those for flight, the reflection on the ideal city and the rediscovery of the classical world.
Visitors will enjoy the unique chance of admiring ten original drawings belonging to the precious Codex Atlanticus, together with a vast selection of historical models in a close and unprecedented comparison with the Leonardian originals. Another element of the highest value are the original hatches of the San Marco del Naviglio in Milan, still in use as late as of 1929. Manuscripts, drawings, prints, illustrated sixteenthentury works and paintings from prestigious Italian and European institutions further enrich the exhibition.
Special events and workshops will contribute will deepen the contents of an already wideranging exhibition: adults and children will be able to test themselves with fresco courses and perspective drawing, also experimenting the machine construction technique and the calligraphy of the Vincian era.